on the kansas team. when he was an assistant under larry brown. now, they're going to face off from opposite benches tonight at the bar clays center. everyone is excited about the possibilities. turgen is also grateful for the oprtunity. >> john could have called anybody in the country and he called me when i got the job and said, hey, do you want to do this? we both knew we were going to have young teams going in. so, i thank him for giving us this opportunity because of the publicity we'll get from this game is big for our program, win or lose. >> great team, great program and the coach has done a great job since he got there. compare him with the job he's doing and i can see similarities in the way that they do things. just a tough team and really athletic and really focused and driven and they work hard. this is going to be a challenge for us and we just have to get in there and play hard. >> tipoff tonight from brooklyn at 8:30 p.m. >>> well, the rule of holes, if you're in one, you stop digging. wizards have put themselves in an 0-3 hole and trying to dig out tonight against the bucks.